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Frank Matcham Society 2013 Theatre Seminar

National Theatres! Friday, October 25th, 2013 London The Frank Matcham Society marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the UK’s National Theatre at the Old Vic with a one day … Continue reading

Wickham Lecture 2013

“Are we all met?” Shakespeare among the amateurs, then and now 17th October 2013, 5.30pm The Wickham Theatre, University of Bristol Presented by Professor Michael Dobson This year’s lecture will look … Continue reading

The Critics’ Circle Centenary Conference

100 Years of Criticism: Key Changes Friday 27 September 2013, 9.30am – 4.30pm Embassy Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage NW3 6HY (Opposite Hampstead Theatre, … Continue reading

STR Lecture Series 2013/14

A preliminary programme for the STR’s 2013/14 Winter Lecture Series has been published, including details of speakers and topics. This series of evening lectures, given by invited speakers, is held monthly … Continue reading

Unfinished Histories

This project records British Alternative Theatre, 1968-88 through interviews and the collecting of archive material. The interviews document the alternative theatre experiences of our Interviewees in the context of their background, … Continue reading

Musical Theatre Memorabilia – Stephen Sondheim

A treasure trove of musical theatre memorabilia from the work of one the most famous composers of recent times is to feature at Kingston University. Capturing highlights of the career of … Continue reading

World Stage Design

5-15th September 2013, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama A festival of international performance design from the world of theatre, opera and dance. This ten-day event will explore all aspects … Continue reading

LECTURE: Indoors and No Heavy Lifting: 50 Years of Theatre Research

Tuesday 20th May 2014, 8.15pm (after the AGM at 7.30pm) Art Workers’ Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Professor Richard Foulkes Chair: tba Outgoing chairman Richard Foulkes reflects on his … Continue reading

LECTURE: Macready & Forrest: A Fatal Controversy; Or, It Started with a Hiss

Thursday 10th April 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor Michael Gaunt Chair: Dr Michael Read William Charles Macready, was one of the great English nineteenth-century actors … Continue reading

LECTURE: Before Journeys End: Rediscovering First World War Theatre 1914-18

Wednesday 12th March 2014, 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Dr Andrew Maunder Chair: Dr Janice Norwood The years 1914-18 saw over 1,000 plays, pageants and revues submitted … Continue reading

LECTURE: A Respectable Actor: Rehearsed reading

Thursday 13th February 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor David Roberts Chair: tba Thomas Betterton was Restoration London’s leading actor and theatre manager. He worked with … Continue reading

LECTURE: Affecting Theatre: Spectatorship and Participation

Wednesday 15th January 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Prof. Nicola Shaughnessy & Prof. Robert Shaughnessy Chair: tba There has recently been an upsurge of interest in … Continue reading